Michel, Pierre, Barthelemy Delmas

I was born on August 28, 1947 in Saint-Hippolyte (12), France; married at Mau-Hoa Quach on February 10, 1975 in Phnom Penh (Cambodia). We have two sons, Guo-Fang born in Paris on March 27, 1978 and Guo-Hua born in Toulouse on June 9, 1982.

I have obtained some diplomas, from my certificate of primary studies in 1958 to the Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1971 then the Doctorate in Sciences in 1980.

I am now Emeritus Professor at the University of Toulouse (www.univ-toulouse.fr) and Chemical Engineering Consultant

I did most of my university research work in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Toulouse: The National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (www.inp-toulouse.fr); in the framework of the National School of Chemical Engineering and Technological Arts (www.ensiacet.fr) and more particularly today in the Laboratory of Chemical Engineering – STPI (www.lgc.cnrs.fr)

My career around the World began in October 1971, after my PhD in Organic Chemistry, by a two-year stay at the University of Montreal (Canada) where I continue training through research and gives my first lessons. 

I am, from October 1st 1973, appointed Professor at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia).

The state of war which prevailed in the country forbid, for lack of means, the research activities. Most of my time was devoted to teaching.

A brutal occurrence due to the state of war put an end to my mission on March 17, 1975 and, after a waiting period in Thailand and Laos, I have been appointed at the new Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Sfax (Tunisia).

I will remain six years during which I have created several demonstrations and lessons in mineral and organic chemistry.

I then became Associate Professor at the National Polytechnic Institute of the University of Toulouse on October 1st, 1981 and was appointed Professor on April 1st,1983.

It was a turning point in my career since I have reversed my working travels. I did not go to Toulouse but I left to different places in the world.

I had the opportunity to create and manage different laboratories and promoted a great number of national and international cooperation with different companies and universities till today

So I have been involved in research and development programs of academic and / or industrial nature, of course, in France and in the European Union, but also in North and South America, North and East Africa. Southeast Asia and the Caribbean.

In recognition of these works, Mr. Hubert Curien, Minister of Research and Technology, gave me on October 2nd, 1991 the medal of the National Order of Merit.

In addition to my academic duties, in 1992, I created a consultant company (RCS Toulouse 388341190 – NAF 741G) and was registered as an Expert in Chemistry and Environment at the Court of Appeal of Toulouse in the regulatory framework provided by law that allowed me to simultaneously perform these activities perfectly complementary.

Too busy with my other activities, I ended, at my request in early 2014 to my duties at the court.

To go to the end of my logic of the development, I was at the origin of the creation and / or the development of some companies.

Among the most outstanding: the company CIMV


It was intended to promote my concept of vegetal biorefining plant based on the separation without degradation and pollution of lignocellulosic residues of agriculture and forestry like cereal straws, tree branches, bagasse, etc. ..) on an industrial scale.

The CIMV company was created in 1998. It implements a vegetable refining in acetic acid / formic acid medium at 105 ° C to produce quantitatively bioethanol 2G and biolignin.

I left CIMV in June 2016 to develop the energy facet, via syngas and the atmospheric carbon dioxide cycle, of my new concept of vegetable refining in a low temperature formic acid medium. After two years of intensive research, I was able to register four European patents currently undergoing international expansion and ten commercial brands.

Last but not least : BioEB


It was created in August 2018 to proceed with the industrial development of my new concept of vegetable refining, via an exclusive license, of my last patents and brands.

These works had two academic and industrial consequences of first importance, that are:

The analytical and experimental demonstration that lignin is a set of regular homogeneous oligomers, and not a complex heterogeneous oligomeric set, capable of replacing weight to weight phenol and its derivatives as well as many of industrial hydroxylated molecules of petroleum origin

The experimental demonstration that a decisive and determining part of the energy future of our planet resides simply in the endless cycle of atmospheric carbon dioxide